WiSTEM Outreach Ambassadors are part of a larger Student Leadership Ecosystem that supports and fosters a network of STEM student leaders from the WiSTEM student leadership community (Camp Counselors, Outreach Ambassadors, Peer Coaches, Program Assistants, Support Squad Peer Mentors) and over 25 STEM student organizations working to advance gender equity and inclusion. Programming includes leadership training, professional skills building, community creating, career exploration, mentoring, and community outreach initiatives.
WiSTEM Outreach Ambassadors are current undergraduate STEM students who serve as representatives of the WiSTEM community. Ambassadors participate in a wide range of activities and initiatives, including serving as presenters, facilitators, and hosts at a variety of school-wide events on campus or in the community, as well as panelists, event coordinators, guest speakers, small group facilitators, leadership retreat facilitators, tour guides, student liaisons, outreach event participants and other positions for WiSTEM.
Activities and Benefits:
- Gain career and professional skills through various skills-building workshops, digital microcredentials, and more
- Support University recruitment with prospective high school student events and engagements
- Promote STEM to the Kindergarten – 12th-grade community through hands-on STEM activities, presentations, panel discussions, and other community opportunities
- Develop collaboration, group facilitation, & teamwork skills
- Gain confidence in leadership & communication skills
- Develop connections with other STEM students and STEM professional
- Earn a K-12 STEM Outreach Digital Microcredential
- Outreach Ambassadors will be the first preference for paid outreach positions within WISTEM, including roles like STEM Girl Day Coordinator and Summer Camp Counselor.
In addition to being a degree-seeking student in good academic standing, all WiSTEM Outreach Ambassadors must:
- Complete an online K-12 STEM Outreach training
- Attend one in-person training
- Attend team meetings each semester or as called (various options to participate will be available)
- Serve as student coordinator for STEM Girl Day at UT Austin
- Volunteer & participate in at least 4 campus, community or virtual STEM-related activities or initiatives during the academic year
- Complete activity reports for each volunteer activity
- Communicate with Outreach advisor and other ambassadors frequently
Looking for how to request outreach volunteers?
Visit: K-12 STEM Outreach